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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 25, 2009 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

yeah well try choking down BRITISH people WITH their BRITISH accents playing NAZI'S. God that Valkyrie was pathetic. Could have been good too. I'd have been fine with them speaking English without an accent with the understanding that we know that in real life they'd be speaking German ( I'm not a huge fan of reading movies so it wouldn't bother me but BRITISH accents? Good lord! ).

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Aug 25, 2009 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

Why in hell do The British pronounce schedule as, "shed-yule" - BUT, they do not pronounce school as "shool" - they say "school"?

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Aug 26, 2009 2:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

English is a very stupid language. But then again, Welsh isn't too far behind. Curse my mother tongue.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homonym This is what makes me sad.......it must be so hard learning English when there's problems like this. I was lucky, living in a country where English is the main language.

This post was modified by Miss Divine on 2009-08-26 09:37:54

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 1:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

Dear Miss Divine! Your mother tong ,especially with british accent is delighful to my ears ! Trust this frenchie telling you that englisi is the only true language for best rock n roll ! Could you even imagine our Rolling Stones siging "midnight rambler " in chinese ,our Led Zeppelin doing Stairway to Heaven in dutch,our Pink Floyd ding " money" in swahili ,or the Grateful Dead doing "cassidy " in spanish ? It would all be ridiculous ,so english is the must for true rock n roll, and that is why I am still convinced that if there is one language even lazy foreign bums uoght to learn ,it is english ! That said : parlez-vous fran├žais ?

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Aug 26, 2009 1:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

I'm sorry but every time I read a post of yours, I tend to think of the Ferrero Rocher adverts.

And English is officially my second language, with Welsh being my first.

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 2:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

Isn't Welsh a celtic language ? Here in Brittany ,they want to impose "breton" in school ,but to me this is only a provincial language ,not that useful compared to english . Being rather lazy about learning foreign langueges ,I figured long ago the best choice was english . So Welsh came here this summer to a festival we had on the port .Do the Wlsh feel like Scots and Irish about England ,and prefer independance from the Brits ?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 26, 2009 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

It is true, Miss D, though Rob will say I just came up with this to impress you, BUT a gal with a Welsh accent is about the top of the list for me, and I'll leave it to the imagination as to which list I mean...I practically get misty eyed and weak knee'd listening to the members of the 24th Foot chatting during Zulu (but not because I am that kind of guy...not that there is anything wrong with that...right BD?).

Not sure why that's so...

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

Skies is like one of those computer algorithms designed to mimic intelligence and fool humans - a french version. Perhaps theres a bunch of hippies sitting in a cyber cafe overlooking the seine thinking "if we can fool a bunch of acid addled hippies then next step the world!" I don't wan't to belittle Skies, but as previously stated his syntax, and command of the english language is erratic to say the least... I'd love to think that he was a real guy, but...

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

Is this a deadhead joke or what,Dilcurrie ?Of course I am not a real guy,and not even a bunch of hippies either , looking atthe Seine in Paris !What's wrong with my english anyway ?In California I was told only my accent could tell I was French !

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

I think you meant to say you are a real person!

Nothing that happens in california would surprise me. There are times when it looks like your english comes from an online translator. Thats not a criticism its an observation, shit if we were talking in french i would have to do the same half the time! You are in the word of Winston Churchill "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma" Not that it particularly bothers me, i think its fantastic that there are deadheads in france - next time i am over we must meet up for a pastis or ch'ti or a leffe though not leffe red, coz that tastes like piss ( i know they're belgian beers, but very popular in the nord pas de calais.

stay frosty,

dil (small "d" SVP)

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 11:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

Make up your mind,dilcurrie,if you already know that I am not a real person ,that I must be some robot translating in english ,then why also talk of meeting together nnext time you cme to France ?Right now it is very unsettling for me ,the idea of meeting deadheads again ,I don't really know why .Maybe because a month ago ,I never even imagined I could find deadheads again,and never once thought it could happen via a computer .Fist ,of course I was very glad about this but now I stall wondering a what's the use of all that,too old to still want to play now ,or I simply need more time to accect such new event, deadheads again,ouh,la,la !!!

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wales at the movies

Time for a repost. Movies remakes with a Welsh flavour:


* 9 1/2 Leeks

* Trefforest Gump

* Cwmando

* The Lost Boyos

* An American in Powys

* Huw Dares Gwyneth

* Dai Hard

* The Wizard of Oswestry

* Cool Hand Look-you

* Sheepless in Seattle

* The Eagle has Llandudno

* The Magnificent Severn

* Haverfordwest Was Won

* Austin Powys

* The Magic Rhonddabout

* Independence Dai

* The Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch That Time Forgot

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Aug 26, 2009 4:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wales at the movies

Fantastic - though you missed "holyhead confidential"

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 2:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

You mean the chocolates Rocher ?Yum,yes ?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 25, 2009 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

and don't go calling a behind a fanny over there either

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 26, 2009 2:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: School for schedules

In Middle English and Old French the word was cedule, pronunced 'said-yule' - a sort of halfway house between the present American and British versions. Schedule became the accepted spelling of the word in Britain in the 17th century but the pronunciation didn't change to match. The US pronunciation sked-yule was decided by Webster.

School, from the Latin schola, has been used since about AD1000 to mean an educational establishment and has, I believe, always been pronounced with a hard 'c'.

The point is that languages change and evolve over time to suit changing needs and customs. A language is only as 'stupid', illogical and inconsistent as the people who use it and personally I'm glad about that. Imagine how stultifying to creativity a universal language carved in stone would be. Carl Sandberg said:

"Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves,spits on its hands and goes to work."

And as William Tell might say, I think that's pretty kewl!

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 2:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: School for schedules

Bravo, Robthewordsmith ,I hope you got them to shut up for a while,these arrogant americans !

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

Well I have to admit you've got me confused, John. "I'd have been fine with them speaking English without an accent". Who the hell speaks English without an accent? There are people up and down your country and mine (not to mention other parts of the world) speaking English in a huge range of different accents. So just what do you mean by a BRITISH accent? Because, believe me, there isn't one, there are many.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 26, 2009 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

point taken Rob. Although if you've ever been to Colorado ( where I spent my childhood )I'd say that is about as bland/accent free an English dialect as you'll hear. But perhaps I have it backwards. As for the English accent I was referring to it was Kenneth Branaugh, you know the actor who does Shakespeare movies among other things. So you can imagine what we yanks call the " proper" English dialect playing a German soldier. Little hard to fathom considering the war. One can only wonder what Churchill would have thought. Kind of funny.

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 26, 2009 3:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where did skies go?

Well,I don't know exactly how many british accents exist but I do like proper aristocratic british accent,elegant upper speech even while saying the most hilarious jokes ! No american accent can ever equals that ,in my opinion !